We finished my office bathroom a few weeks ago but I have yet to put the finishing touches on it because I just wasn’t quite ready… my vision wasn’t complete, but I’m closer now 🙂
Since I’m renting and paying for all the upgrades, I didn’t go all out on the bathroom but instead used leftover materials Chad had from other jobs. The sink was originally located in the small room I turned into a closet, the tile flooring was leftover from a job Chad finished recently and the mirror was pulled from another job as well. We painted the walls a light dove grey (same as the hallway) which was also leftover from another job. Though it’s probably not entirely all choices I would make, I don’t mind any of it. It’s definitely good enough and Chad did an amazing job and when I finish decorating it (hopefully in the next few days, though we are in the middle of yet another winter snow storm) I’ll share a full before and after.
I didn’t really have a vision for the bathroom until now… I thought it would just be new and clean and functional until looking at the walls the other day I just decided that it was too boring to handle and needed some sort of contrast. And then the abstract line art popped into my mind and since I have always loved drawing abstract faces, I thought it would be the perfect solution and grabbed a pencil and started drawing on the walls a few days ago.
Luckily I was able to erase some of the lines because I didn’t love all of my drawings and wish I would have looked at a few more inspiration photos like the ones posted here before starting with the paint, but I’m okay with it. I used one as inspiration lower on the post, but I really like a few others and since I’m not quite done yet, I hope I can incorporate them.
I was simply going to use a sharpie to make it really easy but instead I grabbed some leftover paint from my last Paintillio canvas and a brush and got to work.
So far I like all the faces I’ve drawn/painted… well, all but one, and I’m going to have to just live with it because I’m not interested in painting over it and starting fresh, so oh well, it’s not supposed to be perfect anyway 😉
Below is some of my progress so far… in the reflection of the mirror
from a screenshot of my Instagram story, thus the star… I used rub-n-buff to make the frame an antique silver look.
Below are a few more abstract line art inspiration photos in case you’re interested in creating the look in your home.